Visit this blog’s sponsor: https://icagoldcompany.com/

 

Support JHK on Patreon

 

If you’re interested in supporting this blog, check out the Patreon page.


Now Live on Amazon

“Simply the best novel of the 1960s”


Now in Paperback !
Only Seven Bucks!
JHK’s Three-Act Play
A log mansion in the Adirondack Mountains…
A big family on the run…
A nation in peril…


Long Emergency Cafe Press ad 2

Get your Official JHK swag on Cafe Press


The fourth and final book of the World Made By Hand series.

Harrow_cover_final

Battenkill Books (autographed by the Author) |  Northshire Books Amazon


CFNKindle


emb of Riches Thumbnail

JHK’s lost classic now reprinted as an e-book
Kindle edition only


 

Featured Eyesore of the Month

July 2013

James Howard Kunstler : July 2, 2013 9:56 am : Eyesore of the Month

 Easton2

 Proposed Film and Media Study Facility by Lafayette College for downtown Easton, PA. This off-campus melange of incoherently orchestrated buildings is anchored at the corner by a blank-wall “Borg” cube. Note to planning board officials: the blank walls do not amount to an “artistic statement.” They amount only to a pretension of artistry. In fact, they express zero generosity to the public life of the downtown intersection (the “people” depicted are mere airbrush hallucinations). The “change of materials” trick, which attempts to make the project appear to be separate buildings, only makes the ensemble — and hence the block — appear un-unified. Remember, “diversity” only succeeds within larger orders of unity, absent in this design. The “green” roof of the borg is just an environmental fashion statement, also known as “greenwash.” Water issues associated with it are liable to shorten the life of the building. The “billboard” displaying the college’s name is excessive and is there to make true architectural detail or real ornament unnecessary. The proposal should be regarded as a failure and rejected.

6 Comments »

July 2013

James Howard Kunstler : July 2, 2013 9:56 am : Eyesore of the Month

Proposed Film and Media Study Facility by Lafayette College for downtown Easton, PA. This off-campus melange of incoherently orchestrated buildings is anchored at the corner by a blank-wall “Borg” cube.

more »

June 2013

James Howard Kunstler : June 6, 2013 12:30 am : Eyesore of the Month

The street crossing that ain’t, Marlton, New Jersey.

 

more »

May 2013

James Howard Kunstler : May 15, 2013 4:10 pm : Eyesore of the Month

The “greening” of America proceeds apace!

  

more »

April 2013

James Howard Kunstler : May 15, 2013 3:58 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Behold, the proposed new San Francisco Trans-Bay Transit Center at First and Fremont Streets.

more »

March 2013

James Howard Kunstler : March 21, 2013 10:53 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Get a load of this beauty. Social housing on the outskirts of Paris by the architectural firm Maison Edouard François.

more »

February 2013

James Howard Kunstler : February 21, 2013 11:04 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Behold the new Perot Museum of Science and History in Dallas, Texas in all its magnificent cubosity! Wow, what an original idea! 

more »

January 2013

James Howard Kunstler : January 21, 2013 11:09 pm : Eyesore of the Month

This abortion, an observation tower for Phoenix, AZ, is described by one wag as a giant toilet cleaning brush. Are you sick yet? Well, then get a load of the view:

more »

December 2012

James Howard Kunstler : December 21, 2012 11:11 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Behold the landscape of Happy Motoring in its latest iteration in northern Virginia, that is, the Washington DC suburbs. It’s significant that the very seat of policy and governance in our country is the epicenter of cluelessness about the fate of our tragic car dependency. They just see endless new layers added onto the existing clusterfuck, and you can be sure that money will continue to be created for it — though it is suicidal for our society.

more »

November 2012

James Howard Kunstler : November 21, 2012 11:22 pm : Eyesore of the Month

On view in Kingston, NY. This kind of says it all about the condition of America’s Main Street economy. Note, this is about both the programming and quality of the buildings. Thanks to Martine Hahn from Greenwich, NY, for sending it in. Closeup below:

more »

October 2012

James Howard Kunstler : October 21, 2012 11:31 pm : Eyesore of the Month

The architect of this addition to Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, Mels Crouwel, dubbed his creation “the Bathtub.” Actually, it looks more like what we in America would call a laundry sink.

more »
« Page 1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 »